It is with the greatest humility I inform you of the most glorious victory of his august Majesty's forces over those of Lichtenbalz und Kochwald. His majesty's Armee du Nord, to the command of which his Majesty graciously commended me, has advanced into Lichtenbalzac territory, and seized the town of Hasse-Schratchen, a depot for strategic resources vital to the Lichtenbalz war effort.
The open hours of the battle were dominated by an ineffective cannonade by the Lichtenbalzac forces. It was clear that their reluctance to engage in true battle was matched only by our own brave soldiers' courage under fire. When it finally dawned on the Prussians that their guns would not win the battle for them, they advanced a mass of spavined nags towards our left. It eventually dawned on the chevalliers who were amassed there that this incipient glue pile constituted what passed for cavalry among the Lichtenbalzers, and with little difficulty, our own cuirrassier and gendarmes swept the Lichetenbalzer force from the field.
|Like this, but quicker.|
This prompted the Lichtenbalz general to advance his infantry en mass, while his guns switched their attention to the French cavalry crowding his flank. A tense period developed, in which the glares of the Lichtenbalz forces were met with the steely-eyed gaze of our own troops across the field.
|Well, something was steely, anyway.|
Harsh words and intermittent cannon fire were exchanged, and at one point, both sides almost came to blows. Luckily for the Lichtenbalzers, night fell just as the French were about to launch the death blow against their army. Under cover of darkness, the Lichtenbalzers slunk away, leaving the field to the glory of his Majesty.
To celebrate this glorious, and hard-fought, victory, it is my pleasure to announce the promotion of three of his majesty's infantry units to elite status. The regiments Chartres, Saintonge, and Royal are being measured for their new braid as I write this message of victory. In the service of God and his Majesty, I remain your valiant general,
Louis Vincent Delaque,
Marquis d'Esquarbrie, Comte du Roburn,
Chevallier de Bobmar, General d'Armee du Nord